THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2020.-
🖊📸 AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
According to the American Kennel Club, GREAT DANE is one of the 8 of the largest dog breeds.
The funny thing about Great Danes is they’re not actually Danish! The German breed was once valued as a hunting companion and guard dog. Now, they’re just known as giant, protective love bugs!
With females weighing between 110 and 140 pounds, and males tipping scales at 140 to 175 pounds, these huge dogs have a life expectancy of 7-10 years.
Great Danes need adequate living space, as well as eating a lot of dog food (which can get quite expensive!), but they are are relatively low maintenance when it comes to grooming needs. Their short coats mean they only need occasional brushing / baths, and they don’t shed excessively. However, Great Dane owners should know that their long-legged friends will need adequate exercise. They are also very prone to bloat, so their eating schedule should be designed to reduce the risk of this condition (multiple small meals a day, no exercise right after eating).